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Nearly 300,000 arrested in South Africa for violating lockdown
Business Standard | 15/08/2020 11:35 PM | Click to read full article
Nearly 300,000 people have been arrested in South Africa for violating the lockdown laws that were introduced to combat Covid-19. 28,337 of those arrested were found guilty of violations ranging from liquor, gathering, transport, business, and cross-border related offence.
“Unfortunately, most of the people arrested will come out with criminal records and it is not our aim to criminalize South Africans. Therefore the minister of justice and correctional services are looking at this issue."